March 04, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) A girls' high school basketball team barred for wearing unofficial jerseys will play in the Los Angeles city championship after all - but without its coach.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday (http://lat.ms/1ENxerh ) that Narbonne High's coach, Victoria Sanders, has been suspended for the remainder of the season. Sanders says she accepts the punishment.

Officials disqualified Narbonne from the City Section competition after the team wore uniforms with pink letters and numbers for breast cancer awareness. Rules require teams to wear only their official school colors.

Officials say they reversed their decision ''to meet the spirit of the rule and place kids first.''

The Narbonne girls' basketball program will be on probation through next season.

The team faces Palisades High in the section championship game Saturday.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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